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(765 ILCS 5/8)
(from Ch. 30, par. 7)
In all deeds whereby any estate of inheritance in fee simple
shall hereafter be limited to the grantee and his heirs, or other legal
representatives, the words "grant," "bargain" and "sell," shall be
adjudged an express covenant to the grantee, his heirs, and other legal
representatives, to-wit: that the grantor was the owner of an indefeasible
estate in fee simple, free from encumbrances done or suffered from the
grantor, except the rents and services that may be reserved, and also for
quiet enjoyment against the grantor, his heirs and assigns unless
limited by express words contained in such deed; and the grantee, his
heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, may in any action, assign
breaches, as if such covenants were expressly inserted: Provided,
always, that this law shall not extend to leases at rack-rent, or leases
not exceeding 21 years, where the actual possession goes
with the lease.
(Source: P.A. 80-660.)